Dylan Altman

  • Originally from the great statdylanaltmane of New Jersey, Dylan has been writing songs and performing in Nashville for over 23 years.
  • He’s had #1 songs for Tim McGraw (“Watch The Wind Blow By”), Jake Owen (“Barefoot Blue Jean Night”) and Jason Aldean (“Take A Little Ride”).
  • Other notable cuts include artists like Trace Adkins, Joe Nichols, Chase Bryant, Eli Young Band and others.

 

Gordie Sampson

  • GS_6.10.16_16Originally from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada 

  • Grammy award-winning songwriter 

  • Gordie’s hits include Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus, Take The Wheel,” Hunter Hayes’ “Storm Warning,” and Eric Paslay’s “Song About A Girl.”

  • Gordie has written songs for Keith Urban, Faith Hill, LeAnn Rimes, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line, and Rascal Flatts as well as many other country performers.

  • In 2010, Gordie started The Gordie Sampson Songcamp to give young songwriters the opportunity to develop their songwriting skills, build relationships with their peers, and promote learning in pursuit of artistic excellence. 

  • Gordie has received honorary degrees from Cape Breton University and St. Francis Xavier University

 

Tommy Lee James

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  • Originally from Roanoke, VA.
  • Tommy has 7 #1 Songs including “She’s My Kind Of Rain” Tim McGraw, “Wrong Again” Martina McBride, “What I Really Meant To Say” Cyndi Thompson, “If You See Him/If You See Her” Reba/Brooks and Dunn, “A Man This Lonely” Brooks And Dunn, “And Still” Reba, and most recently “My Eyes” Blake Shelton feat. Gwen Sebastian.
  • Other Top Ten radio singles: “Bleed Red” Ronnie Dunn, “Life Ain’t Always Beautiful” Gary Allan, “Let’s Be Us Again” Lonestar, among others.
  • #1 in the UK with Pixie Lott for “All About Tonight”.
  • Tommy has had songs performed by Taylor Swift, two songs on the 7x platinum album Take Me Home by One Direction, Celine Dion, The Pussycat Dolls, Rascal Flatts, Delta Goodrem, Christina Aguilera, Rascal Flatts, 98 Degrees, among many others.
  • Currently has Chase Bryant’s debut single “Take It On Back”, Will Hoge’s single “Middle Of America”, and The Swon Brother’s newest single “Pray For You”.

Chase Bryant

  • Originally from Orange Grove, TX.
  • Bryant’s grandfather played in Roy Orbison’s first two bands and later for Waylon Jennings; and his uncles co-founded the group Ricochet, which had several hits in the 90’s.
  • Influenced by Conway Twitty, Merle Haggard, Tom Petty, Vince Gill, Bob Wills, Steve Wariner, Bryan Adams, Keith Urban’s Love, Pain & The Whole Crazy Thing, and records by Sarah Buxton and Jedd Hughes.
  • Graduated early from high school, and moved to LA before making his move to Nashville.
  • Barbara Orbison’s last signing to Still Working Music before her passing.
  • Signed with BBR imprint, Red Bow Records in August 2013.
  • Co-produced his debut album with Derek George, as well as co-wrote every single track including his debut single “Take It On Back.”

 

Jon Randall

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  • Originally from Dallas, TX.
  • Jon started his professional musical journey singing backup and playing guitar with Emmylou Harris’s Grammy award winning Nash Ramblers.
  • Jon has toured and recorded with countless household names including Vince Gill and Dierks Bentley.
  • Most known for his CMA Song of the Year award for ‘Whiskey Lullaby,” Randall is credited the co-write with Whisperin’ Bill Anderson.
  • Jon produced Up on the Ridge, Dierks Bentley’s acoustic project that earned CMA, GRAMMY, and ACM nominations.
  • Jon’s hit songs include “Am I The Only One” cut by Dierks Bentley and “Drink On It” by Blake Shelton.

Derrick Southerland

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  • Originally from Dacula, GA.
  • Derrick taught himself how to play guitar and piano at 16.
  • He studied Consumer Economics and Music Business at The University of Georgia.
  • Dropped out a year from college to work at Signature Sound (a R&B/hip-hop studio in Atlanta) before going back to graduate, and while in college in Athens, GA, Derrick worked with producer John Keane (REM, B-52s, Widespread Panic).
  • Moved to Nashville in 2010, and was signed by Still Working Music in 2013
  • Has secured three cuts with John & Jacob including their lead single “Ride With Me” and a TV placement on the show Nashville with the song “Be My Girl”, and most recently secured a cut on The Swon Brother’s debut album The Swon Brothers entitled “Breaking.”

Alana Springsteen

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  • Alana Springsteen is a 16-year-old singer-songwriter from Virginia Beach, VA. From an early age she knew that she loved music, dating back to age 5 when she told her father she wanted to sing alone at church. A short nine years later, her parents continue to support her musical dreams by moving to Nashville, TN upon her signing with Still Working Music, a publishing company run by Roy Orbison’s son, Alex Orbison.
  • Alana’s accomplishments include being the youngest writer ever to do a round at the Bluebird Café, as well as to be included in NSAI’s annual Tin Pan South event. At age 9, she sang the National Anthem at Wrigley Field in front of 42,000 Cubs fans, and among those fans was Neal Spielberg, her future manager.
  • Alana has had the opportunity to perform with Sugarland, singing “Baby Girl” with the popular duo when she was a guest singer at their tour stop in Virginia Beach. She has also performed at the Rock and Roll Marathon, Fallen Soldiers Fund Benefit, Children of Fallen Patriots annual fundraiser, US Open 9 Ball Championships in Virginia Beach, and recently opened up for Joe Nichols when he performed in her hometown.
  • Alana is a talented singer, writer, and musician (guitar and piano), who wants to use her songs to make a positive impact on peoples’ lives by writing and singing about what is true to her.

About Us

Still Working Music is a publishing company founded in 1990 by Barbara Orbison- music executive and wife of the legendary singer-songwriter, Roy Orbison. Today, Alex Orbison (Roy and Barbara’s youngest son), continues to run the family business. Major artists including Tim McGraw, Conway Twitty, Alan Jackson, One Direction, Celine Dion, Joe Walsh, Faith Hill, Rod Stewart, Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts, Gary Allan and many more have all cut songs from Still Working Music’s fantastic catalog and the list continues to grow!

Notable chart-topping hits include Taylor Swift’s “You Belong With Me” and “Untouchable,” George Strait’s “River Of Love,” Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn’s “If You See Him/If You See Her,” Tim McGraw’s “She’s My Kind Of Rain,” Martina McBride’s “Wrong Again,” Diamond Rio’s “Beautiful Mess,” Darius Rucker’s “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It,” and Brooks & Dunn’s “Play Something Country.”

Still Working Music writers have seen international success with smash hits around the globe such as UK artist Pixie Lott’s “All About Tonight,” Australian pop singer/actress Delta Goodrem’s “In This Life,” two cuts on the 7x platinum One Direction album Take Me Home, and a #1 hit in 17 countries with the Lost Frequencies’ remix of “Are You With Me.”

Still Working Music is based in Nashville, TN and is proud to have BMG Chrysalis as a publishing partner.

 

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